Happiness: 10 habits that help us achieve it

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Happiness is one of humanity's most impromptu goals, but also one of the most elusive. The reason is simple: we tend to seek happiness outside when in reality it should be sought within us. Now, a new survey conducted by some psychologists at the University of Hertfordshire, involving 5.000 people, reveals which daily habits make us happiest.

During the experiment, each person had to report, on a scale of 1 to 10, how happy they felt doing certain activities. In this way, the researchers were able to make a simple list of habits that help to be happy.



1. Giving: Doing things for others without expecting anything in return, selflessly, just for the simple pleasure of helping.

2. Relate: Connect deeply with other real people, with their ideas, beliefs and emotions, creating a relationship that goes beyond superficiality.

3. Exercise: Taking care of your body by exercising regularly not only improves your figure, but also our mood and quality of life.

4. Appreciate the little things: It involves stopping to analyze the changes and enjoying the little daily satisfactions, such as the scent of a flower or the beauty of a sunset. 5. Explore: Learning new things that involve challenge and change. This attitude will not only make us happier, but will also help keep our brains healthy by preventing the onset of neurodegenerative diseases. 6. Have Goals: The happiest people are those who have goals that motivate them throughout their lives, the ones who always know where they are headed. Be resilient: The ability to override difficulties and be able to understand that even if today is a bad day, tomorrow will certainly be better. It also involves knowing how to learn from mistakes and not feeling guilty. 7. Enjoy your emotions: Too often we let ourselves be overwhelmed by negative emotions and forget the positive ones. However, happy people are those who focus on positive emotions, are grateful to exist and enjoy this feeling to the fullest. Accept changes: The happiest people are those who don't always look back, accept changes and keep moving forward feeling good and at peace with themselves. 8. Compromising with something: One of the secrets of happiness is to belong to something greater than ourselves and have a common goal with others. Some find this goal in religion, others in work, sports, family or a hobby. How do you develop these habits? Slowly and without despair. Taking the time to rediscover yourself, to enjoy the people and things around us and letting go of the past.



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